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>> the tenderloin station, their borders are set on 0 farrell street. we were looking at suspicious activity, and there is the impediment to their ability to do enforcement and to deal with the issues. i am being very general. what i would like to ask if this could somehow change, maybe patrols could extend over the jurisdictional lines by two
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blocks. i lived in an area where there is a lot of the hon. residence hall. i support of the police. not everyone has been trained in that. i think that the police are doing a good job. i wanted to make a comment.
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thank you for your time. >> with that, public comment is closed. please call item number 2. >> this is a status report on the preparation of the budget. possible action to provide instruction to the department or take other action. >> i am the financial officer for the police department. my presentation starts by saying that nothing has changed since the last time that we met and i have presented a handout for you, something you have seen in the past years. this is a snapshot of the proposed budget in the format that the -- will take once the budget is finalized.
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you have that at your desk right now gives you the most updated version possible. >> while the grants have not yet been finalized in the budget system, we are looking at about $2.5 million worth of grants next year. don't worry, we will be getting some grants. i am very hopeful that is about two and half million dollars. one of the other major changes
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is the decrease revenue from the traffic fund and this is due to a change in the activities of the past year that for budgeting purposes as far as we can tell that will continue as they have the last few months. we have seen a little bit of good news here. it looks like an extra $300,000 or so that we can feel comfortable putting into our budget in terms of asset forfeiture. those are the changes that i want to highlight. i wanted to review the cut that have been requested by the mayor's office.
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you might hear sometimes that there is talk at about 2 and 1/2% and 7.5%. 2.8% is equivalent to the 2.5% that you might have heard in previous discussions. the bulk will cut from not refilling retirements. that is the other figure there. >> what does that mean? >> as police officers retire, we will not be replacing them. >> thanks. >> the next line which is a million dollars in increased revenue. we have taken over permitting for the garages from the fire department.
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it looks like we will get a million dollars from it. if we have to do with this contingency, it will come from layoffs. >> when i hear you saying that
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there is no budget for planned academy classes. is there any plan to deal with the anticipated 25% cut with all of the retirements? if it's any plans in terms of trying to restore? -- and are there any plans in terms of trying to restore? >> at any point, we are trying to hire new officers. >> a moment ago, you said if you cannot meet the outstanding amount of that needs to be made, then you need to talk about layoffs. when will you know if you can make that 11 -- >> we will know before july 1st.
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the contingency will be determined within the next four months. >> the department is required to come up with the next 10% contingency. if you can give me a ballpark figure on how many layoffs we are talking about. >> if this is the full of 1.3 million based on the salary that we are looking at today plus the grant-london classes, we are
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looking at about 185 officers. >> how many are we losing to retirement? >> so far, i believe it is january 21st. we have 49 separations. >> how many last year, the know? >> 123. >> have they been replaced? >> no. >> we do have to be hiring grants for the positions. that is the hiring we have been able to do last year and this year. i should say, this current year. >> that is not counting the 14 proposals for april.
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the grant will pay for the first three years salary. >> will have to let those go as well? is there any type of training.
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>> do you have an idea of this includes any new type of training or is this is just ongoing? >> this is ongoing. >> i can take a look and a couple of minutes. >> what about the money for the tools of the trade. >> right now, they are about 5 million.
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>> will there be any money for the early intervention systems? >> there is money. >> do we have any money set
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aside for taster's or training for taster's? >> at the this point, there is no money for this. >> has their been any investigation into the costs? >> i've not seen any estimates yet. >> that's all i have. >> i was mindful of what we have to do this evening. go right ahead. >> i tend to get to the point. thank you for your work in this presentation. a couple of questions. the public knows where we are going in terms of reducing the officers. at the start of the current year we are in, that would be last july, how many swann officers did we have -- how many sworn officers did we have to deploy?
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>> i think that we had 1861. >> this is full duty. >> that is just about right. how many deployed full-time officers did we have? >> i can get it for you. >> can you tell me how many declined over the year? >> i would say roughly 45. >> under the proposed budget, at the end of the proposed budget, that would be june of 2012, what is the projected number of total sworn peace officers from 1861. what would we go to now? >> this is about 1745.
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>> maybe we can realign some of the boundaries and relocate some of the officers and some will be cut back.
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the budget as we have said --
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>> i am focusing on one line that is the s&p the academy which is the continually training professional classes. >> that mine is from an arrangement with city college's with money coming in and it is connected with the number of academy classes. we will not be getting the revenue from them. >> to follow up on what has been asking, what is identifying the training budget for the current
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year. >> do you have any idea at all in terms of the proposed budget? >> we have not proposed to change the travel in training at any way.
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>> are the crisis prevention teams included in that amount. this falls under the salaries category. if i was too hot cross it out, i would need the specific hours, the different ranks which would put into any specific training to have a full training cost. you want to put in a cost estimate for you. >> i am curious what the planning commissioner has said. cards we are planning on keeping the training. this is parceling out for training. this is not pakistan as such.
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>> a follow-up question. -- this is not as such. >> a follow-up question. we have the acquisition of the basics which is needed. this is uniforms, guns, some kind of other weapons. is there a line that identify is that? >> 040 is the materials and supplies. >> under your proposed budget, that goes down by $82,000, is that correct. that is going to be a special fund that is in the decrease, not a general fund. >> is there the idea that remains constant or goes up? >> it goes up.
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>> will there be discussion as to whether or not to field additional weapons, whether they are tasers or some kind of other lethal weapon. will there be a budget for that? >> there is no budget for additional weapons. there is a number of alternate funding sources. >> in the current proposed budget, there is no funding if we choose to direct a department. there is no funding for that in the proposed budget. >> not specifically. >> thank you. >> i am not ready to vote on this. i'm wondering if we can wait and to do this next week? >> i was confused over the language myself.
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i am happy to come back if you would like further discussions. i would come back through either the mayor's office or the board of supervisors to continue talking about how the budget is progressing. >> is there some sort of action item required? you know the dates. tell us that what last that this is very quickly. >> traditionally, the commission has voted on whether to support of the department's budget and send it to the mayor's office. it is my understanding that the department may submit a budget without the commission having voted on it or has been approved it.
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>> i am not ready to vote on it. we have a lot of matters that we are getting through. i'm not ready to vote on this. i want to point out that language access is a huge concern. we will give you some time to look at it. every year, i don't see it anywhere. >> the language access would not be called out. it would fall -- the
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>> i would like to explain to us. every time when we talk about access, the push back is the budget issue. i want to make sure that we talked about that. >> if we will not take any action -- >> can this be the last one? >> i got this 30 minutes ago and i was trying to read it. this is difficult for me. this is just one word to describe things. i would like to know. i like to know about some kind training. i am looking at this for
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training. what would we be losing? i get a really good idea of what the officer attrition rate is that we have going. the number of officers that would have to be laid off. there is more specific information. i am wondering what the cost would be to the department and where they expect that money? >> my question is that anyone who has experience on the budget. what are the implications of the
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department's going forward with at their meeting next week without the support of the commission? generally we have some. i don't know if it will make any kind of difference practically speaking. >> there is the effort on the budget and we can do this with
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more clarity. thank you for your presentation. i would echo what you said which is that my understanding is that the mayor's office can't control this budget and it is important for the commission to understand what goes into the budget, how it is made up, and the budget will be proposed by the mayor and to negotiate with and passed by the board of supervisors. at this specific line items, i think we need to be responsive to the commissioners and do our best to get us answers. i am not quite sure how some of the commissioners requests will be penciled out when we have plans that have not been finalized. the plans that we agreed to regarding mental health.
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we will have to come back and a month and a pencil out the resolution. but there was going to be some new separate training that has not already been budgeted or that the nearly thousand officers that have been trained already would need to be extensively retrained. while i appreciate the need and we do need to be responsive, i think that your task is to be -- that there has been no proposal made. i'm not sure how you budget for this.
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i'm not sure how you can account for those contingencies. and we will do our best to work through it. >> it looks like you have your work cut out for you. we have a motion. >> mr. president. >> that the budget that was just talked about, we have not budgeted any money for tasers. that budget was not adjusted for that.

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